THERE were birthday celebrations on March 2 for the oldest Prom Country Aged Care resident. At Prom View Lodge in Toora Gladys Andrews turned 107!
Mrs Andrews was born Gladys McConnell on March 2, 1905, on a station near Bombala, NSW. She married Abraham ‘Steve’ Andrews, who was in the Light Horse in the First World War. They spent much of their married life dairy farming at Singleton in the Hunter Valley and raised three children. Steve died in 1955.
In the late 1980s Gladys moved from NSW to live with her daughter Elma and son-in-law Des Culton at Won Wron. Later she lived at Crossley House in Yarram and for nearly eight years she has lived at Prom View Lodge, Toora.
There are evidently good genes in the family. Gladys’ son and two daughters are still alive, and she has numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, too.
Her birthday was celebrated with a cake at Prom View and a visit from some of her family.